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1. Physical or mental strength, energy, or force: Our vigor was depleted by the hot weather.
2. The capacity for natural growth and survival, as of plants or animals.
3. Strong feeling; enthusiasm or intensity: argued his point with great vigor.
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(vĭg′or) [L.]
Active force or strength of body or mind.
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With the memory of the ships' sinking still fresh in his mind, Vigors was shot down three days later.
Regrettably the manuscript was discovered and published only after Vigors death; readers would certainly have enjoyed reading more about this ace's life.
Ransom Note, who won the Addleshaw Goddard Stakes to make it two valuable handicaps this year after the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot, was one of a handful of Rabbah Bloodstock-bred foals sent each year to the Vigors to be reared and sold.
Vigors is optimistic despite prevailing economic conditions.
In the 20 years and almost 1,300 successes since his first winner, Fitzgerald will have been in some hairy and painful scrapes, but as his neck mends he can reflect that he never had anything like what happened to Vigors next.
All this and more is related in Vigors' astonishing memoir Life's Too Short To Cry, first published in 2006, three years after his death, and now out in paperback.
Harry Herbert, who succeeded Vigors as Cartier's racing consultant, said: "Tim was so proud to have started the Cartier Awards and seen them grow and develop.
I've never been one to think too big," Vigors countered after Sonatina had run on strongly to beat Pleasure Dome.
Vigors, 26, whose CV also includes a five-year spell as an assistant to Nicky Henderson, heads for California in the next two weeks.
By the time Vigors realised his error, the weigh-in announcement had been given and bookmakers were paying out on the winner, both on-course and in Britain's 8,500 betting shops.
Vigors, the brother of bloodstock agent Tim Vigors established 247-acre Burgage Stud in Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow, in 1946 and stood the stallions Golestan, Nicolaus, Black Tarquin, Rapace, Our Babu and Sovereign Path until disbanding the business following the last-named's death in 1977.